Marian M. Peden, 84, Atalissa
Obituaries · September 21, 2012

Marian M. Peden, 84, of Atalissa died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at her home.

Funeral services were Tuesday Sept. 18, 2012, at the West Branch United Methodist Church. Visitation was Monday at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. Burial was in the Tipton Masonic Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Marian was born Nov. 12, 1927, in Davenport, Iowa, a daughter of Charles and Minnie Arp Meier.

She was a graduate of Durant High School. For a short time she was employed by Pioneer Seed prior to her marriage. On Feb. 6, 1949, she was united in marriage to George A. Peden in Davenport. The couple farmed in Cedar County for many years. Marian loved being an active farm wife, raising her family, and meeting regularly with her best childhood friends over a meal.

She is survived by three children: David (Kathy) Peden of West Branch, Marcia (John Jacobs) Kennedy of Houston, Texas, and Stacie (Tony) Pridotkas of Muscat, Oman; sister Patricia Meier of Davenport; seven grandchildren: Scott, Shane, Shanelle, Alicia and Haley Peden, and George and Leila Pridotkas; and four great-grandsons: Bryston, Brecken, Beau and Cole.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband George; son Harvey; daughter Susan; three brothers: Roger, Charles Jr. and Wayne; and two sisters: Marvella and Karen.

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